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Saving Grace (2000) August 6, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Comedy, Movies.

Drugs are bad, mmkay?

Dir. Nigel Cole
Starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson and Martin Clunes

After years of no sex, Grace finally gets screwed by her husband, when he dies and leaves her £300.000+ in debt.

Saving Grace is a charming tale of marijuana cultivation in rural Britain. Grace, with the help of some friends and her green fingers, devises a plan to solve her monetary problems – a bit of homegrown hemp. While dodging debt collectors, vicars and nosey policemen the crew fill Grace’s greenhouse to the brim with illegal plants. There’s tons of drug references in this movie. No kidding. It’s all handled in a way that no sane individual could criticize though, and it’s all very very funny. It’s disarmingly direct and doesn’t paint things in black and white.

Corn Flakes gets you high, You're Scottish!, We need a weed-whacker

Craig Ferguson, the Hank Azaria look-alike you may know from The Drew Carey Show is great as the bumpy scottish shoulder Grace gets to lean on. And of course, Brenda Blethyn proves she’s one of the funniest and most diverse actresses in britain.

This movie was rated R in the US, PG in Canada, and ‘from 7 and up’ in most of Europe. I don’t know if that speaks more of the political climate relating to drugs, or how obsessive compulsive MPAA is. Come on, movies don’t make kids start smoking weed, the kids’ incendiary friends do ;).

This is His review, you can read Her review here

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